Temperance Department

A former function of the General Conference that with its director, associate and assistant directors, and advisory committee, organized, directed, and promoted the temperance work of the church through divisions of the General Conference. The department was set up by action of the 1960 Autumn Council. This action did not change the organizational structure of the International Temperance Association, the American Health and Temperance Society, or the national societies affiliated with the international organization. They were recognized as subsidiary organizations of the department. The aim of the department was to establish within the church the principles of temperance, to counteract intemperance, and to convey these truths for better living to people of all races, color, and creed. The...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.